- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Southern California men have been convicted of killing a Good Samaritan who tried to help a robbery victim on Halloween three years ago.

Diamonte McGhee of Canyon Country and Eric Edwards of Lancaster were convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and other crimes. Because they were minors at the time of the crime, they won’t face the death penalty.

Prosecutors say McGhee shot Alejandro Sánchez-Tórrez as he tried to help a man who was being beaten and robbed in Canyon Country on Halloween in 2011.

The robbery victim also was shot but survived.

Jurors couldn’t reach a verdict on a third defendant, Branden Higgs, and he’ll be retried.

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